Many of the films that relate to religion also focused on diversity and gender, such as Hala (a coming of age story of a young Muslim woman) or Sister Aimee (a fictionalized story of Aimee Semple McPherson
that highlights the unusual power and fame she had for a woman of her day).
Dilling and Aimee Semple McPherson
possess it likewise.
Altogether, they paint a brilliant portrayal of Avramenko the impresario, situating him alongside such names as American legend and creator of Wild West Show William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Canadian-American evangelist and media celebrity Aimee Semple McPherson
, and American impresario of Russian-Jewish descent Sol Hurok.
Also featured are radio evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson
; the Russian monk Rasputin; and sixty-three-year-old widow Annie Taylor, who became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a pickle barrel.
Rossi's previous films he's directed or acted in include two on the life of fabled female evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson
, a biopic of baseball legend Roberto Clemente, and a story of battling the devil with Malcolm McDowell as Satan.
The author of this book seeks to fill the gap between the female evangelical itinerants of the antebellum period and the followers of Aimee Semple McPherson
. She connects these two groups by examining twenty-four women evangelists who built religious institutions in the Progressive Era.
Did you know that Aimee Semple McPherson
, the most famous evangelist of the early twentieth century (other than Billy Sunday) and founder of the Pentecostal body, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, was actually ordained as a Baptist minister by First Baptist Church of San Jose, California, and its "Spirit-filled" Baptist pastor?
In 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson
vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, California.
They look at modern-day leadership, the race of 2012, women's leadership in America, the argument for spatial agency in Willard's Wheel within a Wheel, Aimee Semple McPherson
and the Californian Gubernatorial campaign of 1934, the invitational rhetoric of Shirley Temple Black, women as heads of state and rhetorical action, the acceptance speeches of Ferraro and Palin (and Ferraro and Palin on Saturday Night Live), feminist leadership in the Republican Party, female leadership in the 2012 Obama campaign, Rodham Clinton's "women's rights are human rights," Rodham Clinton's model for understanding the construction of collective memory, and the gender regime and Rodham Clinton's 2008 campaign rhetoric.
In this context, Lofton likens Winfrey to other women in American religious history who have both created and managed a persona inspiring others: Aimee Semple McPherson
, Kathryn Kuhlman, Evangeline Booth, Mary Baker Eddy, and Amanda Berry Smith.
"Aimee Semple McPherson
: 'Sunlight in My Soul.'" 1921.
One of the most spectacular cases involved the alleged kidnapping in 1926 of Aimee Semple McPherson
, or Sister Aimee.